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   WWF SMACKDOWN 2 - KNOW YOUR ROLE CHARACTER/MOVE GUIDE
   Console: Playstation
   Info: 1-4 Players, 1 Memory block save, Action/Wrestling Game
   Author: RedClyde(Renato Farias)
   E-Mail: darkslide2001@hotmail.com
   Created: 12/28/00
   Last Update: 7/27/01
   Version: 2.5
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SMALL DISCLAIMER
Ask me(e-mail me) before using this guide on your site.
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 THE ROCK
  Intro

 Only a few years ago, chants of "Rocky Sucks" bounced off the walls of
 wrestling arenas. No one ever expected he would rise up to be the most
 electrifying man in sports entertainment!

 Possessing the most electrifying moves in sports entertainment today, The
 People's Elbow, and The Rock Bottom, and wrapping it up with The People's
 Eyebrow, he is a fine choice in Smackdown 2, and an electrifying athlete to
 watch in real life.


 STATS
 Height: 6'05"
 Weight: 275
 Fighting Stance: The Rock
 Ring In/Out Move: Normal
 Entrance Music: The Rock
 Entrance: The Rock
 Winning Move: The Rock 2
 Starts in: WWF CHAMPIONSHIP category.
 From: Miami, Florida
 Favorite Quote: "If you smell what The Rock is cookin'!"
 Career Highlights: WWF Champion(5), Intercontinental Champion(2), Tag Team
 Champion(4), 2000 Royal Rumble winner

 MOVES

 Ready Moves:
 *Normal*

 Irish Whip     - O
 Overhand Punch - Up + O
 DDT            - Down + O
 Scoop Slam     - Left + O
 Suplex 1       - Right + O

 *Groggy*

 Irish Whip         - O
 Oklahoma Slam      - Up + O
 Shoulder Breaker 2 - Down + O
 The Rock Bottom    - Left + O
 Jump Swinging DDT  - Right + O

 Behind Moves:

 Irish Whip        - O
 Sleeper Hold      - Up + O
 Atomic Drop       - Down + O
 Back Drop         - Left + O
 Russian Leg Sweep - Right + O

 Strike Attacks:
 *Standing Opponent*

 The Rock Punches 1 - X
 Double-Axe Handle  - Up + X
 Clothesline        - Down + X
 Chop               - Left + X
 Elbow Smash        - Right + X
 The Rock Punches 2 - Up & Left/Right + X
 Toe Kick           - Down & Left/Right + X

 *Downed Opponent*

 Angry Stomp    - X
 Elbow Drop     - Up/Down + X
 The Rock Stomp - Left/Right + X

 Ground Moves:
 *Upper Body*

 Pull Opponent Up - O
 Mounted Punching - Up + O
 Pin              - Down + O
 Knee Smash       - Left + O
 Sleeper Hold     - Right + O

 *Lower Body*

 Pull Opponent Up - O
 Knee Stomp       - Up + O
 Leg Lock         - Left + O
 Sharpshooter     - Right + O
 Pin              - Down + O

 Running Attacks:
 *Strikes*

 Clothesline 1  - X
 Shoulder Block - Up/Down/Left/Right + X

 *Grapples*

 [Front] Neckbreaker        - O
 [Front] Rolling Clutch Pin - Up/Down/Left/Right + O
 [Behind] Facecrusher 2 - O, Up/Down/Left/Right + O

 Opponent Stopped at Ropes:
 Throw to Rope - O, Up/Down/Left/Right + O

 Turnbuckle:
 *Opponent Facing You*

 Irish Whip      - O
 Superplex       - Up/Down + O
 Shoulder Thrust - Left/Right + O

 *Opponent's Back to You*

 Irish Whip - O
 Beat Head  - Up/Down/Left/Right + O

 *Opponent Sitting in the Lower Turnbuckle*

 Pull Opponent Up - O
 (Running) Knee Attack - X
 Foot Choke       - Up/Down/Left/Right + O

 *Off The Turnbuckle Moves(You jumping off)*

 Knee Drop         - X
 Elbow Drop        - Up/Down + X
 Missile Dropkick  - Left + X
 Double Axe Handle - Right + X

 Opponent Running Counterattacks:

 Samoan Drop          - O
 The Rock Spinebuster - Up/Down/Left/Right + O

 Double Team Attacks:

 Spike Piledriver       - Up + O
 Hip Throw              - Down + O
 Mudhole Stomping       - Left + O
 Body Splash and Whip   - Right + O

 Taunts:

 L2                      - Taunt The Rock 3
 Up/Down/Left/Right + L2 - Taunt The Rock 2

 FINISHING MOVE:

 *By Opponent's Head When He is On The Mat*
 The People's Elbow - L1

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    General Tips for using The Rock
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 The Rock has two useful running attacks, the Clothesline and the Shoulder
Block. These two moves leaves you right above the opponent where you can
quickly pull him up and do a groggy move. This effect is much easier to do
with the Shoulder Block.

 The Rock has the Sharpshooter, a good submission move. So sometimes when the
opponent is down, you might want to slap on a Sharpshooter for a chance at
submission. Just watch out for rope breaks!

 When you're behind the opponent, go for the Facecrusher(running grapple)
Back Drop(left + O), or Russian Leg Sweep(right + O). The other two behind
moves are bad.

 Whenever you get face to face with an opponent and must act quickly, just go
for a DDT(down + O) or a Scoop Slam(left + O) since they leave you in an
advantageous position afterwards. When the opponent is groggy, go for the
Rock Bottom.

 The Rock Bottom is a perfect move for The Rock. This is because, not only is
it powerful, but it also leaves The Rock at the perfect position to do the
People's Elbow. So when you lock in the Rock Bottom, you might as well start
tapping the L1, because once The Rock gets up, you'll be able to do it. Also
note that you can do the Rock Bottom on tables by pressing either Left + O or
Right + O.

 The People's Elbow is a move that is guaranteed not to land in a rope break
zone, unlike the Stone Cold Stunner. So you don't have to worry about rope
break avoidance. Right after the People's Elbow, just pin the guy. You're
likely to get a three-count.

--=|||Things not to do...|||=--

 - - Bad People's Elbow Usage - -
When you're in a match that has more than 1 opponent(Triple Threats,
Fatal-Four Way, Battle Royal, etc.) don't do the People's Elbow. The computer
seems to be driven to break it up. You might get lucky and land it, but most
times you'll just be wasting it. If it's a Battle Royal, wait until two people
have been eliminated, leaving only you and one other person. Then knock them
down with a Clothesline, Shoulder Block, Rock Bottom, or any other move and
do the People's Elbow for the win.

 - - The Toughness of the Spit Punch - -
Landing the spit punch combo is tough. It'll most likely get interrupted by 
your opponent. Don't try it often. Only if you're not serious about winning or
are ahead of your opponent.


-==-CREDITS-==-

Prima's Official Guide - for correct spelling and moves I never use, and his
career highlights
GameFAQS - for posting this short guide
WWF.com - for more info about him


This document Copyright 2000-2001 RedClyde.